52 Pieces Of Business Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

People always ask me for business advice and whilst I’m certainly no expert, I’ve picked up a couple of things over the last 5 years. So, here are some things I’ve learnt and along with the best advice I’ve received from people far more successful than me…



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πŸ‘‰ There’s never a right time to start a business – just do it!


πŸ‘‰ Make sure you have a financial safety net before you quit your job


πŸ‘‰ Force yourself to go to networking – it’s worth it


πŸ‘‰ Research free mentoring and business skill workshops in your area


πŸ‘‰ Don’t run to get a business loan, see how profitable it is first


πŸ‘‰ Get an accountant, they’re worth their weight in gold


πŸ‘‰ Speak to a professional before going Ltd – it comes with challenges


πŸ‘‰ Try not to rely on one big client


πŸ‘‰ Do your research on invoicing platforms from the get-go


πŸ‘‰ Freelance or business owner, always have a separate bank account


πŸ‘‰ Check your digital footprint before promoting your name


πŸ‘‰ If you’re choosing a business name, check it hasn’t been taken


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πŸ‘‰ Find yourself a business mentor that you trust


πŸ‘‰ Don’t work in the evenings or the weekends – take a break


πŸ‘‰ Start using a project management system from day 1


πŸ‘‰ Track and celebrate your successes, no matter how small


πŸ‘‰ Religiously use your calendar to set meetings


πŸ‘‰ Start your day by planning out your tasks


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πŸ‘‰ Don’t forget about expenses and always collect receipts


πŸ‘‰ Always get a down payment or payment upfront


πŸ‘‰ Make sure your LinkedIn and other social media channels are up to date


πŸ‘‰ Get into the habit of time-tracking when you’re working


πŸ‘‰ Ask your first few clients for testimonials, they’re so important


πŸ‘‰ Always save % of your earnings for tax


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πŸ‘‰ Stop comparing yourself to your competitors


πŸ‘‰ Set yourself a routine


πŸ‘‰ Some people find it lonely, research co-working spaces if this is you


πŸ‘‰ Get yourself some business insurance


πŸ‘‰ Remember you have two ears and one mouth for a reason


πŸ‘‰ Automate your invoice reminders


πŸ‘‰ Careful to monitor when you reach the VAT threshold


πŸ‘‰ Always get a signed Statement of Work before you start working


πŸ‘‰ Check-in with yourself and make sure you’re happy and healthy


πŸ‘‰ Subscribe to business and freelancing podcasts


πŸ‘‰ Under-promise and over-deliver


πŸ‘‰ Keep an archive of past work that’s well organised


πŸ‘‰ Consider taking a business course online


πŸ‘‰ Never sell your time by the hour, set a project or day rate


πŸ‘‰ Find freelance friends that you can relate to


πŸ‘‰ Get back to your clients in less than 48 hours


52 Pieces of Business Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs | UK Lifestyle Blog


πŸ‘‰ Create processes and templates whenever you start something new


πŸ‘‰ Always be completely honest with clients and suppliers


πŸ‘‰ Turn notifications off on your phone, it’ll drive you crazy otherwise



πŸ‘‰ Make sure you have solid contracts


πŸ‘‰ Read as much as possible – both online and offline


πŸ‘‰ Keep communication going with you and your clients


πŸ‘‰ Don’t lower your prices, instead, tweak your offering


πŸ‘‰ You should never feel bad chasing invoices


πŸ‘‰ Never, ever work for free – trust me, you don’t need to


πŸ‘‰ Automate onboarding when you begin starting with a new client


πŸ‘‰ Remember to increase your prices every few months


πŸ‘‰ You’re allowed to say β€˜no’ to prospective clients


Author: UK Lifestyle Blog

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze πŸ“ Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute πŸ•πŸ° She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning agency.

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